Privacy Policy

Our Commitment

The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its members and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that they choose to share with us.

Over the course of our projects and activities, we may gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected.  Our privacy practices are designed to achieve this.

Defining Personal Information

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information.

Collection, Use and Storage of Personal Information

The Alliance may collect and use personal information, such as email addresses, to support some of our activities.  We do not automatically gather any personal information such as your name, phone number, e-mail or address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, through contacting us via e-mail, by filling out one of our online forms, or by asking to receive e-mail updates or other information.

The following guidelines will apply to the collection and use of personal information:

  •  The Alliance will only collect and use personal information voluntarily and when required
  • The Alliance only publish personal information on the Alliance website when consent is given
  • We will only use information for the reasons for which it was obtained; any other use is subject to consent.
  • Following the provincial election in June 2014, all personal information will either be a) deleted by the Alliance, or b) added to a new contact list with the permission of the individual or organization in question (individuals and organizations will be asked to ‘opt in’)

Personal information gathered by the Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance is kept in confidence. Our team will only access the personal information you share with us as needed for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. We also take security measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.

 Sharing of Information

The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance will not, under any circumstances, disclose any of your personal information and will not sell, share, trade or rent lists containing your email address or other personal information to third parties.

We use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our web site. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals contacting our site. The information is used to improve the content of this site and is not shared with other organizations.

Opting Out

Any individual who has provided personal information to the Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance through our website may opt out of further contact and request that their information be deleted from our records at any time by contacting Zahir Din, Planning and Policy Analyst, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, at zdin@ontario.cmha.ca.

Other Websites

Our site may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which the Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.